Top 17 Young Social Media Influencers in Nigeria 2017
We are almost ending 2017 and already the lists are being released. What lists, you ask? You know…the ones that rate people for the amount of social influence they have. It’s pretty funny to not appear on some lists and be at the top of others. Ultimately, influence is something that is very difficult to measure due to the different ways people influence. While it’s always an honor to have recognition, nothing in these lists should really change what we do or how we do it. Just do you and at the end of the day, be happy with who you are and what you’ve done.
This is TheInfoNG Top 17 Social Media Influencers of 2017 list compiled by Bhadmus Habdulakeem (@Bhadoosky). They are NOT in any particular order. The bottom line is we are sharing awesome people with you. And THAT is the point of social media. So, get ready to meet some great people who are the shakers and movers of social media influencing. You should get to know them! Let’s do this.
1. Anda Paul Damisa – (@Lazywrita)
He’s an author, a marketer, a columnist, a blogger, a technologist, a speaker and a consultant. Good grief, what doesn’t Paul do? He goes by the name Lazywrita to many of his friends, but most of all he’s just a super-talented social media influencer who is passionate about tech, digital and social media influencing. He also likes people who are supporters of his club (Chelsea) as well as people with a digital sense of humor.
Are you looking for a swift kick to your goods and services on social media? Lazywrita is just the guy to deliver it! He has worked with so many top brands, some of them are Visa, Google and Guinness. As the Chief Executive Officer at LazyMediaNG, Paul from our findings earns huge amount monthly from social media influencing. He has been to so many Television and Radio stations like Wazobia Max, Reel Radio, Twitter Radio, Galaxy TV, Reloaded Magazine and many others. That’s a lot of motivation!
2. Demola Adetona (@DemolaExpoze)
Demola is an amazing human being with a lot of energy when it comes to pushing contents on social media. Most know him on Twitter, Instagram and in other social places as DemolaExpoze. He’s bold, audacious, entertaining and He’s got a heart the size of Lagos Island (It’s a part of Lagos, but that’s a really big heart!). Demola is a King on Twitter when we are talking about social media influencing. He launched his media house, Expoze Nigeriafew years ago. This guy earns huge income monthly via numerous campaigns. He loves watching football and has been supporting Arsenal for decades. He has handled online publicity for the likes of Fidelity Bank, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Google. Demola is one of the most sought after social media influencers out there, and you will agree with us that this guy is an asset.
DemolaExpoze is a regular face on popular Television and Radio stations across Nigeria. He has been on shows at City FM 105.1, WFM 97.1 and Planet Radio TV. Lovers of Marketing Edge Magazine, Acada Magazine will also tell you a lot about this guy.3. Ahmed Olayinka (@GalacticoHD)
I like to refer to Ahmed Olayinka as “Oba awon Trendsetters (King of Trendsetters)”, but you can just call him GalacticoHD. He’s the founder and business strategist at Hypelee Empire, a consultancy firm that helps well-known companies and startups grow world-changing ideas into profitable brands the world loves & respects on social media. What a great mission, huh? Olayinka has worked on so many top projects for the likes of Visa, Forte Oil, Heineken & Union Bank.
How would you pull off Social Media Shenanigans without GalacticoHD? His experience in social media influencing can’t be overemphasized. A ball of energy and creative ideas, Olayinka is the juice behind so many trends you see popping up every day on Twitter. This Real Madrid fan is living comfortably from what he earns from social media influencing.
12. Paul Ezeudoh (@TweetOracle)
Don’t be afraid when you see the handle TweetOracle. His real name is Paul Ezeudoh. But believe me, as far as social media influencing is concerned in Nigeria, TweetOracle is a “god”. He has been in this game as far back as 2010. He’s actually one of the first set of influencers to come out of Twitter. Paul Ezeudoh is a big deal in the world of social media influencing. Paul Ezeudoh through his media firm, AURACOOL DIGITAL MEDIA Ltd has helped numerous small and large scale clients to figure out how to connect with their potential customers using Twitter.
TweetOracle has been able to put over two thousand hashtags on the trendmap and in return, earning steady big fortune from social media, publicizing for companies like Fidelity Bank, Aero Contractors, GLO, and Diamond Bank. I’m not sure if we have a Barcelona fan like him in this country. This guy is just so darned likable that you can get past the name thing and just love him for his marketing savvy. TweetOracle has been interviewed by Dan foster on Inspirational FM, Kore Brown at Top radio FM, Lagos, Sound city TV with Moet Abebe, and also featured on magazines such as Broadway, YNaija etc
13. Amama Benn Benedict (@BennyCapricorn)
When I think of people in the Twitter-sphere space who have carved out a niche for themselves, Bennycapricorn Media founder, Amama Benn Benedict stands out. Amama Benn Benedict is a Digital Media Strategist, Social Media Influencer, Blogger, Educator, Architect and Researcher. Bennycapricorn has been able to handle very sophisticated sales & marketing publicity in Nigeria, Amama Benn Benedict is a regular social media influencer who uses Twitter to push so many companies and brands brilliantly.
His passion for social media influencing has helped boost numerous products such as Pepsi Nigeria, Premium Pension Limited, OVH Energy, Custodian and Allied PLC sales to a whole new market. He’s a super-nice guy steady receiving bank credit alert from influencing, and you are likely to run into him at any brand event. He has been interviewed on WFM Lagos, Unity FM Jos, KT FM Jos, Punch Newspaper and few other National Newspapers.
14. Akara Chinasa Chukwuebuka (@Ebuka_Akara)
It takes a man with a sense of great purpose to take on the task of helping people and brands become better and more known. We’ve gotten to know Ebuka_Akara over the past few years and the way he handles social media publicity for companies is all about helping them to connect with their potential customers and become significant in their respective niches. In fact, Ebuka Akara is a demigod in the art of publicizing several brands.
His media house (Ebuka Akara Media) was launched few years ago and has become many companies favourite. This Manchester United fan has a funny way of connecting with is numerous Twitter followers. Akara Chinasa Chukwuebuka has handled online campaign for the likes of VISA, MTN, SPAR, Samsung Mobile, DSTV. He continues to become more relevant in the world of social media influencing. Ebuka Akara has been interviewed on widely read Acada Magazine.
15. Ibrahim Salawu (@UnilagOlodo)
The 9-to-5 just doesn’t work for some people. Ibrahim Salawu is one person who fits that narrative. Ibrahim Salawu is “unemployable”, not because of anything but because no company can pay to tie this guy down to one chair. We can conveniently rate Ibrahim Salawu as one of the most knowledgeable and passionate social media influencers this country can boast of. Many people know him as UnilagOlodo because that was where it all began. You will find Ibrahim Salawu on Twitter as well as blogging-sphere. He is so good and efficient such that you will start wondering if he is a human or a machine. UnilagOlodo later gave birth to Olodo Online Services aka (Olodo Nation).
Ibrahim Salawu (Olodo Nation) has been able to handle social media publicity for the likes of BET, MTV Base, GTB, Etisalat, First Bank, Pepsi, almost every big brand you can think of in Nigeria. You can see why we said he is “unemployable”. Olodo Nation is a big deal in the world of social media influencing. Ibrahim Salawu has been interviewed on several platforms such as Reloaded magazine, the former zoo drums radio, major blogs in Nigeria also on Television such as Your View on TVC.
16. Adigun Adekunle Lukeman (@AdigunLaw)
Adigun Adekunle Lukeman is known to many on social media as AdigunLaw. He is a practicing lawyer and a social media expert. AdigunLaw is one guy many companies rely on to create and maintain new marketing campaigns, brand promotions and product lines for their company on different social media applications. Even though he’s more conformable using Twitter, over the years, he has been able to learn the art of utilizing other applications such as Instagram and Facebook to push his clients message across to millions of people.
He launched Adigun Media which is now one of the most sort after media house in the country, and the media house has continue to expand at an unimaginable pace. He loves watching football and supports Manchester United. Adigun Adekunle Lukeman has worked with numerous clients rendering his expertise such as online marketing, public relations, legal, etc, to coordinate their campaigns with other initiatives within the companies work to fit in to the overall marketing and promotional goals. Among the clients AdigunLaw has been able to push contents for are Weirdz247 (artiste), Cadilly entertainment, Ripples Nigeria, and TVC,
17. Lateef Habib Olaitan (@SireHabbiibb)
Lateef Habib Olaitan is one of the emerging new social media influencers out there worthy of recognition. Habib is known as SireHabbiibb on all social media platforms. He recently launched his own media firm by the name SireHabbiibb PR Nigeria after learning from so many top social media influencers in the country. Lateef Habib Olaitan has been able to handle publicity for the likes of Silverbird TV, Afrima, Oando PLC, Airtel Nigeria. This Chelsea fan is smiling to bank every month. And we believe he is one to watch out for in the industry.
In conclusion, becoming a social media influencer isn’t just about posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, it is about utilizing each of those mediums and others to build a large and loyal audience, as well as creating brand and personal recognition. Social media is not just a numbers game; it is dedicating your time to an audience and establishing a rapport through ongoing and consistent messaging. It is about building engaging content through transmedia platforms. With these social media influencers as examples, we challenge you to revisit how you are using social media to market yourself and/or your company. Are you investing time into new platforms and attempting to become the “first mover,” or are you still unconvinced that these tools can help you reach more customers and help more people? If you like this article, please share it and tell us how you plan to better market yourself through social media.
Author: Bhadmus Habdulakeem Biodun (@Bhadoosky) – An Experienced Social Media Expert, well vast in managing large scale social media channels and creating new engagement campaigns to raise awareness for products and services, as well as improving image and customer experience for people patronizing brands, making it easier for them to find the information they need. Frequently involved in social media publicity of top brands in Nigeria, referenced by various media, Bhadoosky is one of the most-versatile influencer from this part the world.